Learn the three keys to software developer motivation.

The 3 Keys of Outstanding Software Developer Motivation

At Patriot Software, we really care about what motivates our people in their day-to-day work. That’s not just a fluffy company line, it’s a real world business strategy. We know that disengaged employees are less productive and harder to retain than engaged ones. That’s why software developer motivation is something that we actively nurture. When […]

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Unleash the potential of your software development team.

Unleash the Potential of Your Software Development Team

During my years as a manager here at Patriot Software, I’ve noticed that some college grads and first year devs enter our company expecting to be told exactly what to do, how to do it, and what success will look like. While I appreciate their desire to work hard and achieve success, the truth is, […]

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Try using test-driven development for your coding.

7 Reasons You Should Practice Test-Driven Development (TDD)

Test-driven development (TDD) is an incremental approach to software development that requires developers to write an automated test before they write production code. The rules are simple and easy to follow, but may seem restrictive if you aren’t used to writing automated tests. I believe you will find that the discipline involved in this practice […]

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3 Prerequisites of Killer Speed-to-Market for SaaS

  So you’ve assembled a development team of talented, seasoned, empathetic software engineers, but your speed-to-market is still lagging behind. Maybe it’s your tools?  Speed-to-Market Strategy Built from the Ground Up Don’t send your team of smart creatives into a firefight with wooden guns. Make sure that every level of your development is optimized for […]

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Web Apps vs. Native Apps

Web Apps vs. Native Apps: Are Web Apps the Way to Go?

Are Web Apps Killing off Native Apps? No. This is a huge factor for search engines and users alike. That being said, I think that there are a number of opportunities to choose a hybrid approach to app development; one that leverages the benefits of both platforms. Thus, the problem is not deciding between web […]

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How Passion Took Me From Web Development to Media Production

  Geoff Swartz, Media Director at Patriot Software, talks about how he went from code writing to cutting-edge media production for Patriot Software, and offers advice for those who want to use more of their personal passions in their present work environment. Q: Geoff, you’re the Media Director for Patriot Software, but that role is […]

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When it comes to wireframes vs. prototypes, is balsamiq the better choice over HTML?

Wireframes vs. Prototypes: Is Balsamiq a Better Choice Over HTML?

  Patriot Software’s lead user experience designer does a question and answer session about the merits of prototyping tools like Balsamiq versus HTML, and the role the two play in the Patriot Software development workflow.     Why do you prefer doing straight HTML prototypes over wireframing tools like Balsamiq? Currently, there are two situations […]

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The Essential Software Engineer Personality Traits

Want to know which one of the software engineer personality traits will set a great developer apart from everyone else? It’s not speed or expertise in the latest coding language. While those skills are useful, to be sure, a truly great developer has something far more valuable: empathy. Think about it, If you’re a software […]

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